2020 Grad Show

Jen Thiessen

AUArts Grad Show reflection



Jen is an emerging artist who studied fine arts and design. Working in a variety of mediums, she uses color, graphic markings, and layering to create distinct portraits. Jen is interested in portraying those around her in a way that celebrates their unique attributes and complexities and goes beyond physical features to express the internal, emotional, and mental states that make us individuals.

2020 Portrait Studies

This is a series of works that address portraits, both of self and of others, in ways that help explore the inner. Color is a tool I use to bring out details of a subject's personality, inner thoughts, and perceptions we place on the people we feel we know.